I saw this tweet two weeks ago and it made me laugh, hard. I have to agree, the month of May is so academically demanding.

Finals are upon us and its getting really tough out here, and if you are like me who didn’t really pay attention during the semester, well done! Lets form a support group and cry together.

If you aren’t under any pressure to take finals, then you are lucky. But, in life, every activity always has a stressful part to play. In the end though, stress can actually be a good thing. It pushes you, helps you react and is a sign of working hard. That being said, if it isn’t dealt with well, problems can occur.

Essentially, you have to learn how to make stress your friend. Here’s how:


The first step to recovery is……lemme hear you say it!

That’s right, acceptance! Remember when I said it in a totally unrelated post here?

Most times we like to believe we can handle everything, with no troubles at all. However true we all want that to be, stress will always come in. Now what you do is accept that you are stressed and once you do that, you’ll feel a great sense of release. Plus whgen you say it out loud, you can make the people around you understand why you have been acting so agitated.


Too much stress can make you go crazy. Literally. Setting unrealistic goals for your deadline or even examination preparations can add on unnecessary pressure which leads to being over stressed. You should take time out to relax and set more realistic expectations for yourself in order not to crack.  Also remember that slow and steady will get you much further. Take your time and don’t try to tackle too much at once.


Resting is the one way to take away the stress. Once in a while, we have to learn to drop everything and just rest. While resting you can do one of your favorite activities, like reading a book, watching a favorite tv show, etc. Meditation is one of the most effective ways to take a break and see your stress from a different perspective too. Doing this helps to maintain focus while improving both mental and physical health to reduce exam or work stress.


It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day to study, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. Think positive and you”ll realize great changes.

So that’s it my loves, simple ways to deal with stress. I have been stressed out lately,  but I have used these tips and they worked, so I hope at least one works for you too.



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  1. May z so academically demanding no lie, i have never pushed myself academically as much as i v nao nd to think it’s for a job 😩 i had d worse phase of stress today, my body was literally shaking almost looked lyk if i didn’t stop reading i was going to run mad aswear. Anyway, i relaxed, watched some funny videos nd den i had my sanity baq. All d best woth finals boo 😘


  2. These are some really good tips. I have to say, that during university, reading became really stressful for me so I couldn’t even read for fun anymore. That got me kind of sucked into tv shows, but I’m trying to read more again now. Also, meditation is amazing. I sometimes watch ASMR videos because they’re so relaxing and kind of meditative.


  3. This is such a stressful time of year, the important thing is balance. Nothing in this life is that important that it’s worth getting ill for and stress is an illness even if it doesn’t feel like it. When I’m stressed I step away from my work and go and get some air, especially by the sea, I find being surrounded by blue skies and blue ocean is the best remedy in the world!

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